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1000. Orientation to Engineering

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to juniors or seniors in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

A series of orientation lectures on the many fields of engineering, followed by a series of seminars and discussions in engineering discipline-specific sections on engineering topics.

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1166. Foundations of Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to juniors or seniors in the School of Engineering. Not open for credit for students who have passed ENGR 151.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introductory topics in a specific engineering major. Topics selected by Department or Program, or Regional Campus faculty. Students to select section based on their selected or intended major. In the context of the discipline, students would develop skills transferable to other engineering disciplines.

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2215. Principles of Manufacturing Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to engineering aspects of modern manufacturing processes and systems with a focus on commercial-scale conversion of materials into components and components into products. Casting; forming and shaping; cutting and machining; joining; surface engineering; optical materials engineering; additive manufacturing; computer-integrated manufacturing; automation; and special manufacturing processes such as chemical and biological systems. Includes case studies.

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2243. Nanoscience and Society

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Introductory, interdisciplinary honors core course on nanoscale science and society. Introduction to the fundamentals of nanoscience and to the broader societal implications of implementing nanotechnology locally and globally. Nanoscience fundamentals (basic concepts and results of quantum physics), fabrication (how to make nanoscale structures, imaging and analysis, applications (electronics, biomedical, environment, new products), society and ethics in nanoscience and technology. Relevant case studies.

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3020. EDOC: Confidence, Communication and Presentation

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed ENGR 3021.

Grading Basis: Graded

Builds confidence, communication and presentation skills for engineering students that are imperative for building a successful self, and thus a successful engineer. A deep understanding of cognitive, emotional, and the integration of the two states will be explored. Innovative presentation techniques, communication strategies (written and oral) for varied audiences, and utilization of varied presentation styles, demonstrations, and visual aids will be studied and practiced. Some attention will be given to communication and presentation strategies for effective leadership and networking.

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3021. Engineering Ambassadors: Technical Communication and Presentation

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Teaches communication and presentation skills for engineering students through service-learning experiences with the Engineering Ambassador organization. Innovative presentation techniques, communication strategies (written and oral) for varied audiences, and utilization of varied presentation styles, demonstrations, and visual aids will be studied and practiced. Engineering Ambassador projects and events provide the context and practice forum for concepts and skills learned in the course. Some attention will be given to communication and presentation strategies for effective leadership and networking.

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3025. EDOC: Engineering for Impact

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Leadership development; this course is for the present and future leaders of engineering student organizations. These organizations include, but are not limited to, Engineering Ambassadors (EA), Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Engineering Ambassadors Tour Guides (EATG), and Engineering Student Leadership Council (ESLC).

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3101. Signals & Systems

Also offered as: ECE 3101

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 2000 or 2001; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representation of signals in the time and frequency domains. Fourier series. Fourier and Laplace transform methods for analysis of linear systems. Introduction to state space models. Introduction to sampling and discrete systems analysis via z transforms.

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3109. Navy STEM Professional Development Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Seminar series focusing on science, engineering and technology concepts in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of surface ships and submarines. Provides industry-specific knowledge for engineering students interested in pursuing Navy-related careers in the public or private sectors.

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3120. LabVIEW Basics for Engineers

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 1010 or 1100; open only to School of Engineering majors. Not open for credit to students who have passed BME 3120.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces LabVIEW programming environment. The fundamentals of using graphical programming to collect, analyze, display and store data are covered. Learn techniques for designing stand alone applications, creating interactive user interfaces and optimizing data flow.

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3181. EUROTECH Internship Abroad

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

A six-month internship in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland for the EUROTECH Program. The student must arrange with the instructor for this internship at least one year before the intended departure date and participate in the orientation program. To successfully complete this course the student must submit periodic reports in German on the assigned work during the work period and a final report upon return. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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3184. Engineering Transition Seminar

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

For transfer students and campus change students in Engineering and exploring Engineering. Topics covered will address the transition to the Storrs campus as an Engineering student.

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3193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special engineering topics taken in a foreign study program. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor and approved plan of study.

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3195. Special Topics in Engineering

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom and/or laboratory course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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3201. Undergraduate Teaching, Mentoring, and Leadership Seminar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to junior or higher School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to concepts of teaching, mentorship, and leadership. Discussion of learning styles, time management, goal setting, ethical behavior, mentoring, and qualities of effective leadership. Includes guest lectures from external speakers as relevant to course material. Students enrolled in this course are expected to act as a mentor for students in lower-level engineering coursework, further enhancing their own understanding of the material. Significant student contact with mentees is expected as part of the course.

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3209. Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century

Also offered as: HRTS 3209, POLS 3209

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Political, socioeconomic, environmental, science and engineering challenges of energy sources; comparison of feasibility and sustainability of energy policies around the world.

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3215. Statistical Quality Control and Reliability for Manufacturing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 2110Q; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Foundation of quality control and reliability in manufacturing systems. Probability and statistics, principles and methods of modern quality control in manufacturing, Six Sigma, control charts for measurement and attribute data, development and utilization of control charts, manufacturing process capability studies, ANOVA and linear regression of measurement data, experimental design, response surface and Taguchi methodology, acceptance sampling, reliability prediction and modeling in manufacturing systems.

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3257. Assessment for Human Rights and Sustainability

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking HRTS 3257.

Grading Basis: Graded

Foundational concepts of human rights and environmental impacts pertaining to global supply chains. Regulations and voluntary standards in engineering-intensive sectors, including infrastructure, biofuels, electronics. Case study analysis of corporate assessment practices for labor rights protection and environmental impacts.

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3281. Engineering Internship

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Provides an opportunity for students to participate in a work environment to gain practical experience and to exercise problem solving skills. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated.

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3283. International Engineering Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With change of employer, may be repeated for credit. May not count toward engineering major requirements. Counts towards related courses in additional language major, i.e. Spanish, Chinese, French, etc. Special engineering internship taken in an approved Education Abroad program.

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3315. Manufacturing 4P: People, Planet, Process & Profit

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Manufacturing has changed dramatically over time. The focus has changed due to increased concerns for the safety of their workers and designs to avoid overuse injuries; environmental concerns to minimize pollution and reduce material use and increase recycling; new fabrication techniques that must be considered and their impact on quality, and the profitability resulting from the interaction of all of these variables. This course will discuss how the four Ps are impacted as the product progresses from design through production.

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3320. Production and Manufacturing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGR 3315

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces the key topics of material selection and sustainability into the manufacturing curriculum. Material selection is discussed in terms of both the product being produced as well as the production equipment employed in the process. Material selection is discussed throughout the course as part of 3 case studies and in the description of general manufacturing methods for plastics, metals and fluids. Sustainability is emphasized in two of the case studies focusing on biofuels and the use of biomass waste for construction materials. Interactions between these two themes are brought out in discussions on material selection criteria for end-of-life product handling.

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3500. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors and higher. Not open to students who have passed MGMT 3500.

Grading Basis: Graded

An integration of the best engineering and business principles and practices. Identification of customer need, development of technical solution and financial viability. Collaboration between School of Engineering and School of Business, teaching product design process combined with business principals required for any viable startup and enterprise. Experiential nature of course will enable students to go through process of conceiving of a new product, building an MVP, developing a business model and business plan, and testing the market. Students will learn the art of successful pitching and presenting business models to successful entrepreneurs. Taught with MGMT 3500.

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3501. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGR 3500 or MGMT 3500; open to juniors or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking MGMT 3501.

Grading Basis: Graded

The product design process combined with business principles required for a viable technology-based startup and enterprise. Students will take proof-of-concept designs from ENGR or MGMT 3500 to the point of further iterating a minimum viable product for field testing, with a heavy focus on physical prototyping. Development of a testable business model, successful business pitch strategies. Students will present their business model to entrepreneurs and potential customers.

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4243. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology I

Also offered as: ECE 4243

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4211 or 4225 or PHYS 2300 or 3401 or MSE 4001; CHEM 1127 or equivalent; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of electron and hole confinement in quantum well, wire and dot heterostructures, confinement of photons in photonic band gap structures, density of states in quantum wires; transport in quantum wires and dots, and single wells (SWNT) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes; operation of nano field-effect transistors; absorption and emission in quantum wires and dot structures; fabrication methodology to grow and assemble quantum wires and dots including self-assembly techniques for light-emitting diodes, transistors, lasers, and nanoelectromechanical (NEM) structures.

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4244. Nanotechnology II

Also offered as: ECE 4244

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4211 or 4225 or ECE/ENGR 4243; open only to Seniors in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Growth and characterization of carbon nanotube using vapor phase nucleation; growth of CdSe quantum dots using liquid phase precipitation and vapor phase MOCVD reactor; characterization using AFM and TEM and dynamic scattering techniques; device processing highlighting nanolithography (E-Beam), and self assembly techniques; project work involving fabrication of devices such as LEDs, carbon nanotube based FETs, and sensors using self-assembled quantum dots hosted in inorganic or organic/polymer layers.

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4299. Independent Study

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to seniors in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary engineering project where the subject matter/content spans more than one field of interest. The program of study is to be approved by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the instructor before registration is completed. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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4590. Shop Safety Practicum

Zero credits

Prerequisites: To enroll in the course students must be engaged in their capstone senior desing project or in research.

Grading Basis: Graded

Safety, operating procedures and normal practices of the equipment in the School of Engineering Machine Shop so that students can make and assemble their capstone senior design project and to fabricate equipment to support research.

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